Supply Chain

Liz Truss made reassurances that food standards won't slip in the UK/Australia trade deal

Secretary of state reaffirms food standards commitment

By James Ridler

Secretary of State for International trade Liz Truss has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to securing high food standards for products coming into the country without undermining UK producers.

Exports from the UK were down in 2020 thanks to the pandemic and Brexit

Food and drink exports dip in 2020

By James Ridler

UK food and drink exports fell 9.7% in 2020 compared to the previous year, but opportunities to grow in overseas markets still remain, according to a new report.

February food export stats: note of caution sounded

February food export stats: note of caution sounded

By Jerome Smail

Food export struggles seem more systemic for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after the Brexit transition period’s end, sounding a note of caution despite February export statistics painting a rosier picture than January data.

UK food exports to the EU fell by 75.5% in January 2021 compared to January 2020

Top five food exports to EU taking hit in January

By Rod Addy

Salmon, beef, pork, cheese and animal feed were the top five UK food chain items exported to the EU taking the biggest percentage hit in January, with overall exports down 75.5% on January 2020.

Magnavale cold store green light could create 530 jobs

Magnavale’s Lincolnshire cold store could create 530 jobs

By Jerome Smail

Temperature-controlled storage specialist Magnavale has secured planning and funding to construct a fully automated multi-temperature cold store in Easton, Lincolnshire that could create up to 530 jobs once complete.

Mielken: 'Critics say the benefits of freeports are minimal and claim that organised criminals will be among the few to benefit'

Opinion

Freeports: Benefit or burden?

By Arne Mielken

With the Government’s announcement of the creation of eight new freeports across England, customs expert and founder of the customs and training consultancy Customs Manager Arne Mielken looks at the benefits and potential dowsides for food and drink manufacturers.

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